February 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 42

Stories from the February 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Judge denies professor tenure

GW owes a former professor more than $75,000 in damages for improperly denying him tenure but is not obligated to grant him the highest professorial level, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision upholds an earlier ruling. Former Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Apostolos Kakaes was hired as an assistant […]

Colonial women defeat La Salle

If they didn’t know before, the Colonial women now know that a basketball game lasts until the final buzzer, with three of their last four wins coming in the final seconds of play. Against Temple and Richmond earlier this week, Anna Montanana bailed the team out with last-second baskets for one-point victories. Friday against St. […]

Bringing back diversity with Black History Celebration

In celebration of Black History month, the Black Student Union is brining the nationwide celebration of black achievement close to home. The Black Student Union, in its 34th year at GW, created the Black History Celebration to complement Black History Month. The celebration spans from Jan. 21 to March 9, going beyond the traditional month-long […]

GW gymnastics tumble end over end

The Colonials had a disappointing performance on the balance beam in their final rotation to place third in Saturday’s quad meet at West Virginia University. Host West Virginia won the meet with 195.125, its second-highest total of the season. The Mountaineers were followed by Kentucky (193.925), GW (193.225) and Massachusetts (189.600). West Virginia’s Teshawne Jackson […]

Burying the Hatchet

I recently returned from a semester abroad. I met this guy there, and we became close friends. I’m also really having a hard time readjusting to life back at GW. I miss my host country so much and this guy, too. What can I do? -My Heart’s Abroad A re-entry group should definitely be created […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Academic Competition Club hosts tournament

The GW Academic Competition Club hosted a regional trivia tournament Saturday and named a team from Princeton University the winner after 16 rounds of competition. The GW team, which finished in the top eight of 64 teams at a national tournament earlier this semester, ran the competition but did not participate. GW will host a […]

Spotlight: Making music magical

For many, music is a means of entertainment and pleasure. But for some it is a great deal more than that. For one person in particular, Desi Alston, the musical director and conductor of the GW Symphony Orchestra, music was a means of survival. Born in 1953, Alston has conducted the GW Orchestra since 1996. […]

Students call for unity

Tensions ran high at a Black Student Union town-hall meeting Thursday night as students gathered in the Marvin Center to discuss the quality of black student life at GW and the role of black and other minority organizations on campus. Many students at the meeting said there is room for improvement among black organizations and […]

Arts: Busta Rhymes Smokes D.C.’s Nation

He might be known to many as the clown price of hip-hop, but Busta Rhymes is no joke. Taking the stage last Wednesday night at D.C.’s Nation nightclub, Busta Rhymes and the other members of the Flip Mode Squad ascended with a fire in their eyes. Draped in pulsating red and blue gelled lights, the […]

Hollywood hottie Nicole Kidman plays Russian bride

Birthday Girl (Miramax) begins like any other cutesy romance flick meant to warm your heart during the Valentine’s Day season. But don’t be fooled – after an unexpected twist this “romantic comedy” quickly turns to a poor attempt at a comedic thriller. Birthday Girl tells the story of an average British 20-something guy who works […]